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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Carlsbad Physical Therapists on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

b project

b project is a physical therapy business that has served the community of Carlsbad, California for over a decade. Services include various types of strength training, rehabilitation treatments, and training for transitioning from injury to full activity. They offer treatments for injuries, chronic pain, and any other pains preventing individuals from training; they specialize in treating athletes. b project provides clients with numerous combo packages for specializing their treatment plan. b project aims to provide clients with individualized therapy, utilizing their unique progressive bio-mechanical strength training. b project founder Brad Jones is a licensed physical therapist and has his professional degree from Western University of Health Sciences.

Carlsbad, CA 92011


Blue Water Physical Therapy

Blue Water Physical Therapy is a Cardiff-by-the-Sea clinic that has been providing patients with one-on-one sessions for more than 16 years. Areas the clinic serves include Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Olivenhain, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Leucadia, Carlsbad, and Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Blue Water Physical Therapy offers a variety of services including fall prevention, balance training, prenatal and postnatal programs, craniosacral therapy, a metabolic fitness program, therapeutic yoga, sports specific re-training, and post-surgical and total joint replacement rehabilitation. Owner and director Erin Malecha has a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Cal State Long Beach. Patients remark on their encouragement, compassion, helpfulness, attentiveness, professionalism, knowledge, patience, efficiency, and listening skills.

Cardiff By The Sea, CA 92007


Insights for Natural Balance

Insights for Natural Balance provides physical therapy and nutrition services for clients in Carlsbad, CA and the surrounding San Diego area. Diane Kusunose is a licensed physical therapist, biofeedback therapist, and nutritionist. She performs a variety of services for patients dealing with ongoing stress. Other services include homeopathy, herbal formulations, nutrition response testing, zyto biofeedback, and more. Also, an online store is available for clients to conveniently order needed supplements which are recommended by Diane. They currently hold a five-star rating on Yelp! where clients speak highly of their attention to detail, excellent results, and honest and caring service. Hours of operations are Mondays through Friday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Carlsbad, CA 92008


Jacqueline Cowan Physical Therapy

Jacqueline Cowan Physical Therapy, located in Solana Beach, California, is a professional clinic that has served clients in the surrounding area since its inception in 2014. Services provided by Dr. Jacqueline Cowan include pain and discomfort alleviation, help with post-surgical recovery, balance and coordination improvement, patient education, rehabilitation work, promotion of general wellness and mental health, and the improvement of biomechanics, ergonomics, and posture. Additionally, Dr. Cowan is currently pursuing a certification in women's health services and offers prospective clients a free fifteen-minute over-the-phone consultation. Previous clients rate Jacqueline Cowan Physical Therapy highly on social media platforms.

Solana Beach, CA 92075


LEVEL4 Physio-Wellness-Performance

LEVEL4 Physio-Wellness-Performance is a sports performance clinic based in Encinitas and serving patients locally, nationally, and internationally. LEVEL4 stands out from other clinics thanks to using treatment methods that don’t involve the use of painkillers or other generic treatments, as well as their innovative Tele Health service, which guides patients via video and/or voice chat in areas of injury prevention, injury rehab, women's health, sports injury rehab, and general wellness needs. Patients have a 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee when they get treated at LEVEL4; the staff is dedicated to giving their patients effective, comfortable treatment. The team offers one-on-one 30 to 60-minute sessions with a licensed doctor of orthopedic and sports physical therapy as well options within their wellness model such as Pilates, yoga, massage, acupuncture, and fitness programs. Whether someone is uninsured or insured, LEVEL4 Physio-Wellness-Performance doesn't neglect clients because of their lack of insurance coverage, by accepting cash payment options.

Encinitas, CA 92009


Moxey Physical Therapy

Moxey Physical Therapy is a Leucadia clinic that provides a variety of modalities. The clinic provides manual therapy, cosmetic physical therapy, core facilitation and training, scar mobilization, functional release techniques, myofascial release, gait efficiency analysis, ergonomic assessments, functional movement analysis, postural assessments, deep scar functional release, Graston technique, and therapeutic exercise. Conditions Moxey Physical Therapy treats include headaches, osteoarthritis, neck pain, low back pain, TMJ syndrome, sciatica, sprains and strains, chronic pain syndromes, pinched nerves, pre- and post-operative orthopedic surgery, and plantar fasciitis. Founder Stephen Moxey has been a physical therapist for more than a decade and he is a Certified Functional Manual Therapist, a Certified Orthopedic Specialist, a Posture Specialist, a Fellow of American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapist, a Running Specialist, and a Chronic Pain Specialist.

Leucadia, CA 92024


Rancho Del Mar Physical Therapy

Rancho Del Mar Physical Therapy offers residents in Del Mar and the San Diego area a range of services to help alleviate their painful conditions. The clinic uses an individualized treatment program that is designed to meet each patient’s unique needs. Their therapists emphasize the importance of manual therapy, including joint and soft tissue mobilization, stretching, taping, and trigger point release, all combined with therapeutic exercises to improve each patient’s function and quality of life. They specialize in treating pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation, sports-related injuries, disc pathologies in the cervical and lumbar spine, balance deficits, and TMJ. The clinic has an AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill for easy ambulation with decreased pain, cold laser treatment for various types of pain, and a Certified Titleist professional to screen golfers for flexibility.

Del Mar, CA 92014


Solana Beach Physical Therapy

Solana Beach Physical Therapy strives to provide the highest form of physical therapy to every patient they treat. Patients in Solana Beach receive one-on-one treatment from a highly qualified physical therapist, and patients and their families are encouraged to take an active role in the recovery process. Their staff tailors a specialized treatment approach that is designed to meet each patient’s specific needs.The clinic offers unique opportunities for community-based physical therapy, including the pool, the beach, gym, and when necessary, a patient’s home. They serve the rehabilitation needs of pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. Their physical therapists offer skilled assessments and treatment for a variety of issues, including neurodevelopmental dysfunction, pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation, gait and balance problems, sports injuries, acute and chronic pain, and many other conditions.

Solana Beach, CA 92075


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